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  • Waterfall Arts 256 High Street Belfast, ME, 04915 United States (map)

Tonight in Belfast in conjunction with Waterfall Arts.


with Matt O’Malia

This talk will be about how architects are moving beyond traditional roles into a broader responsibility for our environment. Matt O’Malia, partner and a founder of Belfast’s largest architectural firm, will discuss how his firm evolved from designing and constructing residences that meet the Passive House standards into three businesses that perform design/build and construction services, architectural services for larger scale energy efficient and sustainable projects, and research and manufacturing of sustainable materials.

Free and open to the public

1.25 HSW Learning Units

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how simple early-phase energy modeling done by the architect, can be a design tool that will inform design decisions on massing and facades, in order to quickly and cost-effectively meet project energy goals.

  • Attendees will understand the design approach in a cold climate and will learn how an investment in a cost-effective envelope can reduce the scope and cost of mechanical systems, and how passive house principles can be applied to larger scaled projects.

  • Attendees will learn about the role architects can play in research, design, and manufacturing of sustainable building materials and high-performance building assemblies and options that reduce the use of foam plastics, non-renewable/ non-recyclable materials

  • Attendees will learn about new renewable insulation systems entering the market that will be manufactured in Maine.

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